Justin Bieber angered fans with a shady comment regarding Prince’s legacy.
All seemed to be going well, as the troubled pop star shared an emotional message in which he declared the “Purple Rain” crooner his “guitar idol.” Only, things took a turn after Biebs was caught throwing shade on Instagram.
On Thursday, April 21, rocker Andrew Watts paid tribute to the late legend in a heartfelt message on the free photo and video sharing app, writing: “This past Tuesday night before my show I was picking out an outfit … I was so tired from the past week of endless traveling and gigging that I grabbed my Prince shirt and said f— it I’m gonna channel the purple one tonight … I didn’t shower after the gig out of pure exhaustion … I went to sleep in that shirt and then I wore it again all day yesterday.”
Adding, “today waking up to this news I am truly beside myself … devastated … the last of the greatest living performers … my guitar idol…his connection to ALL his instruments yielded a sexual transcending aura and the world is just less f—ing cool without him walking on it … “Electric word life It means forever and that’s a mighty long time But I’m here to tell you There’s something else … The after world” #RIPPRINCE.”
While many fans chimed in with similar sentiments, it appears that the Biebs wasn’t all that impressed with Watt’s tribute. In a comment that has since been deleted, the 22-year-old “Sorry” singer wrote, “Well, not the last greatest living performer.”
Naturally, fans immediately went on the attack, posting hateful messages directed at Bieber. “Love Canada hate @justinbieber so much … he shouldn’t compare himself to Prince he was better than MJ,” wrote one user.
“B—- you’re barely mediocre, sit your entire scrawny delinquent a–down,” wrote another.
Others sounded off calling the bubble gum pop star “arrogant and insensitive.”
Meanwhile, Bieber has yet to respond. We think that’s probably best. What are your thoughts on the Bieb’s controversial comment regarding Prince’s legacy? Sound off in the comment section below.